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What are the factors that favour location of hydroelectric power plant?

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Factors that favours the location of hydroelectric power plant include;

  • Fast flowing water/waterfall to drive turbines/head of water
  • Large volume of water
  • Constant flow of water/river without great fluctuations
  • Availability of space for a reservoir/low populated area
  • Hard basement rock for foundation
  • Narrow gorge/valley
  • Government policy